10th International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy
Sponsored by the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP)

Rome (Italy), 18th-21st June 2020
ANGELICUM, The Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas


Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an umbrella term for a large number of evidence-based psychological treatments and is the golden standard in the field of psychotherapy. This Congress will aim to: (1) report about the state of the art applications of CBT in a large variety of clinical and non-clinical contexts; (2) present the latest research in the field with powerful clinical implications; (3) increase the internal cohesion of CBT, by moving the field from various “schools” to an integrative and multimodal approach; (4) promote CBT as the best platform for integrating psychotherapy in the evidence-based framework; and (5) stimulate frontier research in CBT and infuse CBT with frontier research from related fields.

For 2020, the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy has decided that the 10th edition will take place in Rome (Italy), one of the most beautiful city of the world. Previous editions of the IACP’s Congress were organized in important academic centers, such as Umea (Sweden, 1986), Oxford (UK, 1989), Toronto (Canada, 1992), Catania (Italy, 2000), Gotenborg (Sweden, 2005), Roma (Italy, 2008), Istanbul (Turkey, 2011), Hong Kong (China, 2014), and Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania (Romania, 2017). Between 1992 and 2005 some of the IACP’s Congresses were merged with the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies/WCBCT (Copenhagen, Denmark 1995; Acapulco, Mexico, 1998; Vancouver, Canada, 2001; Kobe, Japan, 2004) and since 2005 it has been again organized as an independent world congress of the IACP, coordinated with the WCBCT (where IACP is also one of the organizers).

“Join us for a congress that will offer you a new perspective on the science of CBT and its clinical practice. We also invite you to visit Rome, a place with a unique cultural and historical heritage.”

Antonella Montano and Gabriele Melli
Congress Presidents

Congress presidents



Invited speakers